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UK Government considers revoking Sellafield Cleanup Contract

24 Jun 2013

The UK Government has stated that it is considering pulling the work back into the public sector for Britain’s largest nuclear cleanup contract.

Just five years into the 17-year contract awarded to Amec, Areva and URS to lead the decommissioning of contaminated weapons and nuclear power facilities at the Sellafield site, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is reportedly in the process of reviewing its agreement, with a decision expected to be made in September.

Last week, The Telegraph reported that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is in talks with the consortium, known as Nuclear Management Partners and is reportedly considering moving the work back under NDA management and is drafting plans for running the project itself. Other options include renegotiating the current contract or rebidding it.

The first five years of the contract are valued at $34 million, according to Nuclear Management Partners, which maintains that it has made significant progress at the site.